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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Lincoln City Hall, Council Chambers 700 Broadway Street I Lincoln, Illinois

Monday, May 2, 2022

 

The Regular Meeting of the City Council of Lincoln was called to order by Mayor Welch at 7:01pm, with proper notice given. City Clerk Peggy Bateman called roll.

Present:

Alderman Rob Jones, Ward 1

Alderman Tony Zurkammer, Ward 2

Alderman Sam Downs, Ward 2

Alderman Kevin Bateman, Ward 3

Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Ward 3

Alderman Rick Hoefle, Ward 4

Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Ward 4

Staff Present:

Peggy Bateman, City Clerk

Chuck Conzo, City Treasurer

John Hoblit, City Attorney

Matt Vlahovich, Police Chief

Bob Dunovsky, Fire Chief

Walt Landers, Streets Superintendent

Andrew Bowns, Veolia Water, Project Manager

Remotely:

Wes Woodhall, Building and Safety Officer

Absent:

Alderman Steve Parrott, Ward 1

Presiding:

Tracy Welch, Mayor


Takarri Long was sworn in as a new patrol officer for the City of Lincoln by City Attorney Hoblit. Officer Long will report to the police academy tomorrow. 

Public Comment:

Kelsie Edwards was present to clarify the Pride account funds. Pride was organized in June of 2021. Their first festival was funded by a Go Fund Me page on Facebook. Recently, Pride has received donations from Eaton and ALMH. Pride funds are temporarily being held in the Diversity and Inclusion Commission's account and being distributed by invoice or reimbursement. There has been an account recently opened at CEFCU and Pride will be willing to move their funds to that account and out of the City's hands. Their organization has applied to be a 501C3 nonprofit organization and hopes to have that process finished by the end of the year. Ms. Edwards will work with Treasurer Conzo on getting the funds moved.

Consent Agenda by Omnibus Vote:

A. Payment of Bills

B. Approval of minutes for March 21, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting, March 29, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting, April 4, Regular City Council Meeting, April 8, 2022 Special Voting Session City Council Meeting, April 12, 2022 Public Hearing Meeting, April 12, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting.

C. Approval of request from Logan County Tourism Bureau to permit the closing of various City Streets for a Cruise-In and fundraiser for the Mill Museum on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

D. Approval of request from Alley-Bi Saloon to permit the closing of the 400 block of Pulaski Street from the alley to its intersection with Kickapoo Street for a 40th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

 

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderman Bateman seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (O)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

Mayor Welch moved to other items on the agenda.

Ordinances and Resolutions:

A. Resolution 2022-455 establishing salaries and/or pay increases for the City of Lincoln

 

Alderwoman Rohlfs made the motion to approve, Alderman Downs seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

B.  Ordinance 2022-975 authorizing Real Estate to go out for bid.

 

Alderman Downs made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Horn seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion. there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

Mayor Welch moved on to other items on the agenda.

New Business/Communications:

A. Approval of revised Block Party application

 

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderman Bateman seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

B.  Approval of contract between the City of Lincoln and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399 for a period of four years from May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2026. (Tabled April 18, 2022)

 

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to remove the item from the table, Alderman Jones seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion.

Juneteenth has been recognized as a Federal and State holiday and has been written into the Street & Alley contract. There will need to be a discussion in the future to revise the holiday list. There was discussion to start using floating holidays for new holidays that come up to be able to keep offices functioning.

City Clerk Bateman called roll to remove the item from the table

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderman Bateman seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion.

Yeas: (6) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (1) Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

C.  Approval of Contract between the City of Lincoln and the Illinois F.O.P. Lodge 208 for a period of four years from May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2026.

 

Alderman Zurkammer made the motion to approve, Alderwoman Horn seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

 

D.  Approval of Contract between the City of Lincoln and the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 3092 for a period of four years from May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2026.

 

Alderman Bateman made the motion to approve, Alderman Zurkammer seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

E.  Advise and Consent to the Mayoral Appointment of Erick Struck to the Diversity and Inclusion Commission.

 

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to approve, Alderman Zurkammer seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called the roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Bateman

F.  Approval of request from Jennifer Hunt for $2,500.00 from the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund for the Juneteenth Celebration.

 

Mayor Welch received a request from the Juneteenth Committee to remove this item from the agenda. The Hunt For Foundation received funds from Tourism for their celebration.

Alderman Hoefle made the motion to permanently remove this item from the agenda, Alderman Jones seconded. Mayor Welch called for discussion, there being none, City Clerk Bateman called roll.

Yeas: (7) Alderman Rob Jones, Alderman Sam Downs, Alderman Rick Hoefle, Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Alderman Kevin Bateman, Alderwoman Kathy Horn, Alderman Tony Zurkammer

Nays: (0)

Abstain: (0)

Absent: (1) Alderman Steve Parrott

Announcements:

  • There was discussion last week to change the office hours of City Hall. At that time, it was believed that there was no need for a vote to implement the After research it was discovered that there will need to be a vote. This item will be placed on the next COW agenda.
  • Alderman Bateman would like Juneteenth as a paid holiday be added to the next COW agenda. Alderwoman Rohlfs would like to know the cost to the city to have this as a paid holiday.
  • Alderwoman Horn reminded the residents that it is against City Code to blow lawn clippings into the You can receive a ticket from the Police department if caught.
  • The Human Society of Logan County is sponsoring the breakfast at the American Legion this Sunday. Cost is $10.

 

Adjournment:

There being no further discussion to come before the City Council of Lincoln, Alderman Bateman motioned to adjourn, seconded by Alderman Hoefle. Mayor Welch adjourned the meeting at 7:43 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Charity Hutchison, Recording Secretary

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